REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

MANILA

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES

PROCLAMATION NO. 9

DECLARING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1943,
A SPECIAL BANK HOLIDAY

WHEREAS, a petition has been received from and on behalf of the various banks in Manila, requesting that the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-three, be declared a special bank holiday so as to enable the banking houses to deal with the heavy work incidental to the closing of their books at the end of the year; and

WHEREAS, considering that the thirtieth day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-three, and the first and second days of January, nineteen hundred and forty-four, are public holidays, the said thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-three, can be declared a special bank holiday for the benefit of the banking houses without causing any disadvantage to the public in general; .

NOW, therefore, I, Jose P. Laurel, President of the Republic of the Philippines, by virtue of the authority in me vested by law, and there being in my judgment sufficient reasons therefor, do hereby proclaim Friday, December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and forty-three, as a special bank holiday. Negotiable papers which will fall due on the thirty-first day of December, nineteen hundred and forty-three, if the same were not a holiday, shall not be protested until the sunset of the following Monday, January third, nineteen hundred and forty-four. The banking houses shall receive moneys from the business community on the said thirty-first day of December for safe-keeping, provided that such moneys shall not be entered on the bank accounts until the third day of January, nineteen hundred and forty-four.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Republic of the Philippines to be affixed.

Done in the City of Manila, this 28th day of December, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty-three, and of the Republic of the Philippines, the first.

(Sgd.) JOSE P. LAUREL
President of the Republic
of the Philippines

By the President:

(Sgd.) PEDRO SABIDO
Acting Executive Secretary

Source: Office of the Solicitor General Library